L.A. gets serious about their street art, so you know someone had an impact on the city when they get a mural…
Earlier this month, planet earth lost its Marvel comic book icon – Stan Lee. It wasn’t too long before a team of artists made it their personal mission to pay tribute to a true hero.
You can find the beautiful mural of Stan Lee, Spiderman, and the Fantastic Four archvillain Doctor Doom in South L.A. at 48th Street and St. Andrews Place, behind the Barack Obama Global Prep Academy. The group behind the masterpiece is called SopitaGvng, and amazingly enough, they filmed the entire process.
The artists that managed to encompass just a tad bit of Lee’s success include Levi Ponce, Tetriswai, Trinidad “Mike” Rivera, Red Ortiz, and boomallday.
Stan Lee died at 95 years old in Los Angeles – the city which he called home for decades after stepping away from the editor-in-chief role at Marvel Comics in NYC. Over the years Lee has appeared in 20 Marvel Cinematic Universe films and fans will be able to catch their last glimpses of him in upcoming movies. Prior to his death, the comics luminary filmed his cameo in the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie as well as the much anticipated Avengers 4.
Rest In Peace, Stan Lee.
December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018
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